Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will start selling its third smartphone powered by the company’s own Tizen mobile operating system in India next week. The Z2 phone, equipped with a four-inch screen and India-specific features like a safety mode for motorcyclists, will be cheapest Tizen phone Samsung has launched to date at INR 4,590. The phone, first Tizen-powered device that will run on 4G networks, will start selling in India on August 29. Samsung is trying to reduce its dependence on Google, whose Android operating system powers its Galaxy smartphones.
The Samsung Z2 is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Z2 packs a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Samsung Z2 runs Tizen and is powered by a 1500mAh non removable battery. It measures 121.50 x 63.00 x 10.80 (height x width x thickness) .
The Samsung Z2 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Accelerometer.